Stones Throw Records has long been a reliable outpost for hip-hop fans, and the label is getting its documentary due this year with the upcoming film Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton. It isn’t due to arrive in theaters until March, but if you’re lucky enough to live in or around a handful of select cities, you can catch an early glimpse — along with special post-screening Q&As with with label head Peanut Butter Wolf and/or director Jeff Broadway, plus after-party performances by Peanut Butter Wolf along with Stones Throw label artists J.Rocc, Jonwayne, and Knx.
The film itself features features original music by Madlib and exclusive interviews with Peanut Butter Wolf, Kanye West, Common, Mike D, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Geoff Barrow, A-Trak, J Rocc, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, and other members of the Stones Throw Family. Movie tickets to the sneak previews and Q&A’s, dates and locations for which are listed below, are now available to fans on the film’s official website at www.ourvinylweighsaton.com.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the film to festival audiences and the general public alike, with a screening and show tour,” says Broadway, whose previous credits include Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story. “We didn’t want to do anything orthodox with the rollout of the film. Rather, we wanted its release to mirror the eccentric ethos of Stones Throw Records — a label that has specialized in getting the best left-of-center music to the people for two decades. This tour will provide audiences with the opportunity to see the documentary and experience the culture depicted in it through performances and discussions.”
North American Tour Dates
Wed 2/26 – San Francisco – Noise Pop HQ
Fri 2/28 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune / The Vogue Theatre
Sun 3/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg / Indie Screen
Mon 3/03 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle / Performance only; no screening
Tue 3/04 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs / The Brattle Theatre
Wed 3/05 – Montreal, QC – SAT / The Rialto Theatre
Thu 3/06 – Toronto, ON – Coda / The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Fri 3/07 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick / Emagine Royal Oak Theatre
Sun 3/09 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle / The Logan Theatre
March 7 @ 9:30pm SXSatellite: Alamo Village
March 13 @ 9:30pm Vimeo Theater
March 15 @ 4:00pm Stateside Theater